League Record Book: Stolen Bases

HERE we go! Did you know, Brilliant Reader, that a record was set in 2017? Perhaps, even, a record for the entire history of the league?

Let’s take a look:

SB Att
1 Jay Charleston Staunton 2017 39 41
2 Bobby Rauh Winchester 2009 37 41
3 Drew Martinez Luray 2009 36 37
4 Lammar Guy Covington 2009 35 44
5 Rico Noel Covington 2008 33 38
6 Brady Wilson Winchester 2011 32 34
Jay Gonzalez Harrisonburg 2011 32 38
8 Shane Justis Staunton 2004 31 33
Andy Perez Harrisonburg 2013 31 38
Justin Harris Charles Town 2014 31 37
Nick Sinay Front Royal 2014 31 40

Staunton’s Jay Charleston not only stole the most bases on this list, but he also had a 95% success rate!

Now, the reason the ATVL thinks this might be the highest total in one season in the whole history of the league is that Chaz Weaver, author of The Valley Baseball League: A History of Baseball in the Shenandoah Valley, lists the most stolen bases as 35, by Staunton’s Greg Ready in 1978. If that covers the total of the past, then Charleston has an all-time record!

Major leagues: Rico Noel
Previous minor leagues: Bobby Rauh, Drew Martinez, Shane Justis, Andy Perez
Current minor leagues: Jay Gonzalez, Nick Sinay, technically Rico Noel
No pro ball: Lammar Guy (played Indy ball), Brady Wilson (played Indy ball), Justin Harris (also Indy ball)
Still in college: Jay Charleston!

Jay Charleston Tennessee
Charleston at Tennessee

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